Strategic Plan Dynamic Report: Chronic Absenteeism

Data about the K-12 public school system in Hawai‘i aligned with the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, Goal 1: Student Success. Information presented annually to the Board of Education to track progress to targets and to review what is and isn't working. It is a public resource so all stakeholders may easily view how the public school system is doing across a range of key performance indicators. Here, data on Chronic Absenteeism.


Click the goals at right for performance metrics for each aligned with the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan. 

Below, select an indicator to access data sets, starting with state-level baseline data for 2016-17, more recent performance in subsequent school years, and targets for 2020 as set forth in the Strategic Plan. You can then select Complex Areas and student subgroup categories to do a deeper dive on the data.

For business rules associated with these data sets, please refer to the Strive HI Technical Guide.

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Chronic Absenteeism

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Achievement Gap

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Chronic Absenteeism. Percentage of students who are absent for 15 or more days during the school year.

Rationale: Student attendance is a powerful predictor of student success, even accounting for other factors such as prior academic preparation and poverty. Students need to be in school to achieve and grow. The habit of “showing up” is an important life skill.

Click to learn more about chronic absenteeism, watch a video, and learn about the ways in which HIDOE is addressing the challenge.